Jessica Naked Gun and Blaze Clear to Burgundy
I have two lacquers to show you in this post. Both of them are complimentary but under different circumstances.
I won Jessica Naked Gun, my first from the brand, in a lucky draw by nailvibe.com.
The second polish is Blaze Clear to Burgundy, which Mei Mei’s Signatures sent to me for review.
When nailvibe.com had an official launch of their revamped webstore in October, they had a lucky draw for customers who made purchases in the first few weeks. I won a bottle of Jessica nail polish. I don’t see those selling on their site or in their shop yet though.
This was what I got. They tied a glittery pink ribbon around the neck. How sweet!
Naked Gun is one of those pastel polish I’m quite apprehensive about because they can be a pain to apply. This one was thin and streaky when I did thin coats. When it did not look right after two thin coats, I tried thicker coats. What you see is at least two thin and two thick coats as I tried to even it out. It does seem to prefer the thicker coats as that allowed it to flow to a more even finish.
I thought this would be a sheer polish but all those coats did lead to an opaque finish. Dried shiny too. I just need to make sure I use thicker coats next time.
I thought Naked Gun would be a suitable base colour to swatch Blaze Clear to Burgundy, because the latter was a clear/sheer polish.
Blaze Clear to Burgundy is from the 7.4ml Kenzie’s Classics range. It looks tinted pink in the bottle but it goes on clear.
Because this polish is clear indoors but would become coloured in the sun, I was a bit worried when applying it. It did seem to self-level as I was applying though. I also did not notice unevenness in the outdoor photos.
Naked Gun looks more peachy in this photo but it is more pink like the earlier photo.
As for the Blaze, it goes on like a shiny top coat. I applied one, two, and three coats respectively (from left to right) to see if it would make a difference in the sun.
This next photo is when I just place my hand out the window. It was sunny out but I did not get direct sunlight at my windowsill. Still, the UV radiation was sufficient to turn the Blaze darker. You can see that more coats of Blaze Clear meant a darker Burgundy.
Because of the position of the sun when I was taking photos of this swatch, I had to hold out my fingers instead of folding them in as in the photo above. So, with regard to the number of coats of Blaze, it will now be three, two, and one coats from left to right in the next photo.
Looking at these photos make me like Jessica Naked Gun better than when I was applying it, I have to say. it looks really sweet.
When I was out taking photos of Blaze Glimmer Green to Flecked Berry, I decided to do a quick swatch of Blaze Clear to Burgundy on my bare pinkie nail. This is with two coats, and should give a good idea of the colour change of this polish.
I can see how the Blaze lacquers that change from clear to coloured might have their appeal. For more conservative (indoor) work environments, it would look as though you just have clear polish on. Once outdoors and away from the office, you have colour on your nails!
Blaze by Solar Active Color Change nail polish is available at Mei Mei’s Signatures. The smaller bottles under the Kenzie’s Classics range are at S$12.90 each. The bigger 13.3ml bottles under the Brights and Glitz on Madison lines are at S$15.90 each. She ships internationally too and you can get details on her site.